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Please Be Certain.™ to read through all of the following steps. The BOC will not process your application until after you have completed Steps 1 and 2.

Login

Candidate logs in to BOC Central™
  • Candidates who have never used BOC Central™ will need to click "First Time Applicant?" to the right of username and password to create a new profile
    • Follow the instructions for entering your personal, demographic and academic information
      • Be Certain.™ to enter your name as it appears on your valid government issued photo ID
    • CATA Certified Athletic Therapists: Enter CATA when asked to select CAATE Accredited Program
    • Check your email for a message from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Follow the instructions to activate your profile
BOC Central™ enables you to:
  • manage your personal information
  • communicate with the BOC
  • apply/register for the BOC exam
  • request verification for state licensure or employment once certified

Step 1

Candidate completes AT101 - Exam Application (CAATE) - Step 1 (which can initially be found in the "New Forms" tab)
  • In the "Forms" section, click "Complete/Review a Form"
  • After you submit AT101, your Program Director will receive an email to review your information
  • After your Program Director approves or rejects the form, you will receive an email with your application status
  • If AT101 is rejected, you will need to correct the data and resubmit the form
  • If AT101 is approved, you may proceed to Step 2
CATA Certified Athletic Therapists: Complete AT101 - Exam Application (CATA) - Step 1 (which can initially be found in the "New Forms" tab)
  • In the "Forms" section, click "Complete/Review a Form"
  • After you submit AT101, the CATA will receive an email to review your information
  • After the CATA approves or rejects the form, you will receive an email with your application status
  • If AT101 is rejected, you will need to correct the data and resubmit the form
  • If AT101 is approved, you may proceed to Step 2

Step 2

Candidate completes AT102 - Exam Application (CAATE) - Step 2
  • The BOC processes applications within 1-2 business days (processing time may be extended closer to the application deadline)
CATA Certified Athletic Therapists: Complete AT102 - Exam Application (CATA) - Step 2
  • The BOC processes applications within 1-2 business days (processing time may be extended closer to the application deadline)

Note

Do not submit your transcript prior to graduation
  • Transcripts and proof of emergency cardiac care (ECC) are not needed in order to approve your application; however, this documentation must be received by the BOC in order for you to become certified once you pass the exam

ADA Policy

Providing Reasonable Accommodations for Candidates with Disabilities
The BOC, in adherence to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities who supply appropriate documentation. The BOC follows the guidelines set forth in the Principles of Fairness developed by the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) and Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE).

An applicant may request a change in certification procedures or process due to disability, handicap or other reason. Candidates must complete the Request for Special Exam Accommodations Form and submit it to the BOC office via email, mail or fax.

Board of Certification
Attn: Credentialing Services
1415 Harney St Ste 200
Omaha NE 68102
Voice: (402) 559-0091
Fax: (402) 561-0598
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Medical documentation of specific needs or evidence of receiving reasonable accommodations at the university level must accompany the request. The request must be specific as to the nature of the problem. These recommendations should be based on testing that is not older than 4 years prior to the application. Accommodation requests must be received by the BOC no later than 5:00pm CT on the application deadline date of the requested exam. The applicant is responsible for demonstrating that the request should be granted. The BOC will review the request and notify the candidate in writing of its determination within 2-3 business days of receipt.

Reasonable Accommodations
Reasonable accommodations provide a candidate with a disability a fair and equal opportunity to demonstrate his/her knowledge and skill in the essential functions being measured by the exam. Reasonable accommodations are decided upon based on the individual's specific request, disability and documentation submitted as well as the appropriateness of the request. The most frequent requests involve providing the candidate with extended time, a reader, a writer and/or a separate room. Reasonable accommodations do not include steps that fundamentally alter the purpose or nature of the exam. No additional cost or burden is placed on the candidate to discourage access to the exam.

Qualified Individual with a Disability
A "qualified individual with a disability" is one who has a disability and satisfies the requisite skill, experience, education and other requirements of the service, program or activity of which he or she is being measured and, with or without accommodations, can perform the essential functions of the service, program or activity. An essential function is one that individuals are required to perform, and removing that function would fundamentally change the service, program or activity. A person must be a "qualified individual with a disability" to be protected under the ADA.

Proper Documentation
The candidate must submit documentation provided by an appropriate licensed professional or certified specialist who diagnosed the disability and is recommending reasonable accommodations. The documentation must be submitted on the professional's letterhead. The documentation must provide a diagnosis of the disability and the test(s) used to determine the disability. These recommendations should be based on testing that is not older than 4 years prior to the application. The candidate may also provide evidence of receiving reasonable accommodations at the university level on the university's letterhead. This may include an individualized education plan (IEP). The confidentiality of all documentation submitted by the candidate is protected.

Requests for Reasonable Accommodations
The BOC reviews all requests for reasonable accommodations. Candidates requesting reasonable accommodations are notified in writing within 2-3 business days of receipt regarding their approval of accommodations or reason for denial of accommodations. The candidate may either make an appeal to the BOC by providing additional documentation or sit for the exam under standard conditions.

The BOC does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of religion, gender, ethnic background or physical disability.

Email Notification

After the BOC processes your application, you will receive an email with your application status
  • If your application is approved, you can register and pay for the upcoming exam window
  • If your application is denied, the email will outline your deficiencies and what is needed to correct them

Print Steps

  1. Complete AT101 - Exam Application - Step 1
  2. Complete AT102 - Exam Application - Step 2
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cata_small.gifNotes in gold apply to CATA Certified Athletic Therapists only.


The following presentations to Saint Louis University were recorded on January 22, 2014.